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I decided that in addition to sharing the kitchen prep that went down this weekend, I also wanted to share some of the other events going on in the “I actually (sometimes) have a life” realm of this blog. Last year during my survey, you guys specifically mentioned that you wanted to see more of my personal life sprinkled into the posts about the house. So I guess this means if you find my life boring – and there’s no surprise there if you do – you have no one to blame but yourself. Ha.

First up: Friday night. I met up with my in-real-life friend Lindsey (who also blogs over at Redhead Baby Mama) for a relaxing evening out. She scored an extra ticket for the opening of The Producers at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta, GA thanks to her inside creds (she just happens to be the play’s costume guru as well). I’d never seen The Producers before, so I can honestly say that I laughed at every equal-opportunity-offender joke. Definitely not for the kids, and bummer – no photography allowed during the play. Or else I would have a picture of a hot guy in nothin’ but a purple loin cloth and Indian headdress. What a shame, right?

Marietta also happens to be a quirky little square, complete with interesting options for transportation.

I went home shortly after the play ended to prep the kitchen for helpers. On Saturday morning, Mom, Gran and I stopped at the home improvement store for a few items. Mom wanted to find a step ladder that was “just mine – so your father can’t touch it!”  She insisted that she test it out in the store… you know, “to make sure it works.”

Fast forward to Saturday afternoon – after Mom and Granny went home, I took the opportunity for a quick nap and then headed back out of the house for an outdoor concert in Suwanee, GA. It was free. With amazingly close seating. To what is easily my first favorite band ever, Eve 6. In short – perfection.

I originally intended on going there with a friend who is just as big of a fan as I am (we went last summer to an Eve 6 concert as well), but he fell ill last-minute and I carried on alone. Which is just as well – I was happy regardless. Max Collins is the lead singer and I’ve pretty much had a highschool crush since, well, highschool. A tattooed redhead with an amazing voice. #ahem #givemeamoment

Naturally, I hung around a little while after for a (very sweaty – it’s a Georgia summer after all) picture with the band and made a couple of friends while we all waited in line. Line friends are always fun, aren’t they?

The show was over by about 9:30 PM, so I still had time to make it to a friend’s house that night for a graduation party. You long-time readers might remember Scott as my ex-boyfriend who also helped me put in my floors. After we broke up, we stayed friends, and he was part of the reason why I found the grad school program I’m in now. But out of all that, what I miss most is Colby, his dog (Sorry Scott. Dog wins). Missing that furball was the reason I got Charlie. So when I went to Scott’s graduation party that night, I was over the moon to see Colby again. We had a moment. Most of the guests at the party were people I’d never met before, so I was just the crazy girl in the kitchen making a big fuss out of someone else’s dog. Weirdo.

But can you blame me with that face? How was your weekend?

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  1. Hey I remember them! Now I feel old.
    Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know your pics aren’t showing up in feedly. Thought you might want to know. :)

    1. Apparently there’s a Feedly bug that’s the culprit for others who have experienced this. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend and that’s awesome because I know how busy you are from reading all the blog posts. I don’t know how you do it girl.

  3. Yeah! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend–work and play. Glad to see you had a chance to get out and have some fun:)

  4. I also love Eve 6. They did a free show up here in CT and we had a blast. We hung around afterward and got to have drinks with the drummer and some of the other guys. The lead singer went back to his hotel room so we didn’t get to see him.

  5. So crazy jealous about the Eve 6 concert. They are my favorite band too but mostly people just roll their eyes or say “Who?!” when I say that. Or remember that one ballad that was everywhere on the radio when they are so much more. That’s awesome you got a pic!

    1. I’m so glad there are a few fellow Eve 6 lovers in the midst! :) What’s your favorite song? Mine is Rescue, but the entire Horrorscope album is my favorite.

      1. Horrorscope is definitely the best album in my mind – miles above the others. My favorite song is Amphetamines. It’s just so catchy and I’m a sucker for word play.

        PS – It was fun to meet you at Haven! I’m the one who tracked you down at the Ryobi party with Christina. :)

        1. Haha, yes! And I made you save my seat in one of the classes (thanks for throwing a few elbows on that one). It was so good to meet you too!

  6. I’m from Marietta! I live in Richmond, VA now but it’s fun to read about my hometown. Have you been to Le Cafe Crepe? It’s a delicious tiny place just off the square. Loving your blog!

  7. Sounds like you had a blast!
    Let’s see here – Friday morning we found out we are having a… BOY! Then I scored this antique-y, awesome, solid maple hutch on Craigslist for my kitchen, then we went out to eat at a new restaurant we had never tried before (it was okay – not outstanding or anything), then we stopped at a candy store and it was one of those “buy it by the pound” places and um, we spent $19 (EEK!), then we went to register at Babies R Us which was fun, then we went to the maternity store and I (finally) for a pair of maternity jeans, then we stopped for dinner and brought it over to my in-laws, then headed over to my SIL’s house. That was a LONG day. Then Saturday my younger SIL came over and we got ice cream and then she helped me clean the nursery out, then we… I don’t remember – that’s bad! Then Sunday we went to church, I went grocery shopping with my mom in law and SIL and then we went to my in-laws and had dinner and then we came home. Whew, I’m tired just writing that!